Priorat has an area of 496 km² and is bordered by the River Ebro, and by the comarques of Ribera d'Ebre, Baix Camp, les Garrigues, and Conca de Barberà. The region is mostly hilly, and in the extreme north of the comarca is the Montsant mountain range, rising to over 1000 m; the south is bordered by the Mola de Colldejou and the mountain ranges of Serra de Llaberia and Serra de Santa Marina. The area is known for its Carinyena and Garnatxa based wines made from old, low yield vines. The area has a very hot Mediterranean climate that allows the grape to ripen fully and produce wines with very high alcohol levels of up to 18%.

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Xibrana (Crianza)

D.O. Priorat
General Information
  • APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: Priorat
  • TYPE OF WINE: Red crianza
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Mazuela-Shiraz-Garnacha
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
  • GOES WELL WITH: Red meat, sausages, cheese and pates
  • SERVE AT: 14º C
Tasting Notes
The vineyards of this wine are located on steep sloped of Licorella, the loose slate and granite-like soil typical of the Priorat. The age of the vine stock varies between 25 and 40 years. 6 months in French and American oak barrels with different toast levels.

With smoky nuances of crushed stone, lavender, leather, black cherry and cranberry. Elegant on the palate with layers of flavoursome fruit, good depth and concentration and a long finish.
Awards
  • Gold Medal: Berliner Wein Trophy (Germany)
  • 86 Points: Peñín Guide (Spain)
  • 85 Points: Wine Enthusiast (USA)
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